Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Kubo and the Two Strings" (Sat., 10/20/18, 6:30pm)

This is Portland Insight Meditation Community’s (PIMC’s) monthly Buddhist/mindfulness-themed movie night – a chance to see movies that expand our understanding of the Buddha and the Dharma and talk about these ideas with other interested folks.

"Kubo and The Two Strings" is a 2016 animated epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA.

The film is rated PG and, according to the review on the CommonSense Media website (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/kubo-and-the-two-strings), it is most appropriate for kids in their tweens and older, due to some dark themes and violence.

Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of "Game of Thrones") ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

Mikki Gillette will be hosting the movie night and leading the discussion afterward. It will be a very mellow, low key affair. Please come, bring a snack to share if you like, and enjoy.

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DATE/TIME: Saturday, 10-20-18 / 6:30-9:00PM

LOCATION: PIMC, 6536 SE Duke St., Portland

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5/person (no one turned away for insufficient funds).

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Also be sure to join us for our other monthly Buddhist movie nights. Here's the schedule for the remainder of 2018:

Sat., Nov. 17: "Amongst the White Clouds"

Sat., Dec. 15: "I Heart Huckabees"